Yemen — Rapid Displacement Tracking Update (01 July - 30 September 2023)




DTM Yemen,
Period Covered
Jul 01 2023
Sep 30 2023
  • Rapid Emergency Registration
  • Mobility Tracking

During the reporting period, between 1 July and 30 September 2023, IOM Yemen DTM tracked 1,089 households (HHs) (6,534 individuals) who experienced displacement at least once. This compares to 1,016 households (6,096 individuals) in the second quarter 2023 representing an seven per cent increase.

Since the beginning of April 2022, the number of tracked new instances of displacement has been declining with a truce held between conflicting parties until October 2022. However, the number began to light rise in the first quarter of the year 2023 (2,495 HHs) due to the renewed conflict in Harib (Ma’rib) and heavy rains and floods in Shabwah governorate.

The monthly average of household displacements in 2023 so far has been 511 with a high of 1,079 in January 2023 compared to an average of 845 in 2022 with a maximum of 2,453 in January 2022. 

The governorates with the highest number of new displacements are Ma’rib (494 HHs), Ta’iz (282 HHs), and Al Hodeida (218 HHs). These governorates are all located in areas that have been heavily affected by the conflict in Yemen.

Safety and security concerns as a result of the conflict were the main reason for displacement, accounting for 77 per cent (836 HHs) of the total, followed by economic reasons related to conflict, accounting for 23 per cent (248 HHs).

While displacement due to  other reasons and natural disaster reasons represented less than one per cent (5 HHs).